Introduction: HEART SHAPED BOX

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Valentine's Day is a time for thinking of those who are a special part of our lives and have a Special Place in our HEARTS......Think of all the Special things you can keep in a Heart Shaped Box.....
This Instructable will teach you to make a lovely ceramic box. 

Step 1: Supplies

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Clay
rolling pin
large and medium size heart cookie cutters
1 1/2" X 13" template
underglazes
glaze
brushes
clay cutting tool
access to a kiln

Step 2: Roll Clay

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roll clay large enough to cut 1 1/2" X 13" template and large Heart

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rub the outside edge of the heart shape with slip. Slip is clay that had been made pasty by adding a lot of water. 

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place the long strip of clay on the slip that is on the heart shape. The slip will act as glue to attach the wall of the heart shaped box

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remove excess clay

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use more slip to mend the opening in the clay

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Step 10: Cover

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roll more clay to cut another large heart shape and a medium heart shape

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rub the smaller heart with clay glue

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stick the hearts together, The smaller heart on the underside of the heart shaped lid helps prevent it from sliding off.

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let the clay dry completely

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when dry use a sponge to clean all edges

Step 15: Underglaze

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Fire the clay in the  kiln to turn to bisque. Use underglaze paint to decorate the ceramic heart shaped box and lid

Step 16: Glaze

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glaze and re-fire in kiln

Step 17: Finished

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fill your heart with LOVE!!!!

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Comments

sardaar ji (author)2013-10-29

hi i want learn how make stoneware

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2013-02-14

Very cute! I love how you painted it :)

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Bio: I am an artist living and teaching ART in NYC for over 30 years, and I am a CZT, Certified Zentangle Teacher. I love to ... More »
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